Health & treatment

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Health and treatment go hand in hand. While taking antiretrovirals will keep HIV at bay, you do need to accompany your meds with other healthy things to get the most out of life. 

Consult the Healthy living pages for advice on maintaining your general well being.

See Other health conditions for information on the body systems and diseases of most releance to PLHIV.

Check out the HIV treatment page for everything you need to know about taking treatment today. 

If you want to know more about a particular med, look it up on our database.

Other health conditions

People living with HIV also live with other health conditions. Some of these are more prevalent amongst those of us who have had HIV for some time. This section is grouped according to the health 'areas' or body systems of most relevance to PLHIV . Articles that sit outside of these areas are...

HIV treatment

Medication used to treat HIV is commonly called treatment. Or antiretrovirals (ARVs), antiretroviral therapy (ART), combination antitretroviral therapy (cART), highly active antitretroviral therapy (HAART ) or meds. The aim of HIV treatment is to reduce the amount of HIV in your blood to...

HIV treatment database

This database displays antiretroviral treatments available for the treatment of HIV in Australia. You can follow the links to find out more about the treatments and combination pills listed. Whilst...

Healthy living

Health advice for people living with HIV is much the same as it is for everyone else: eat well, exercise, drink in moderation and don't smoke. These pages feature all that good, basic health advice plus some issues of particular relevance to people living with HIV. For more specific medical advice...